Captain’s Noon Report – Under Sea – 2019-09-13

Location: Lat 28 20.13N Long 115 11.62W. 0.10 NM from shore
Weather: Winds and 1-2 ft N swell Water Vis 40-45ft, water temp 20C.
Status: At anchor at Cedros Island in 80 ft depth.

Arrived this morning at Cedros Island around 3:30 am and we dropped anchor at 6am on the NE bay where the sea lions colony is located. Yesterday’s ride was so smooth. Wind and swell coming straight from the stern that the boats barely moves. This morning we started our check dive in shallow waters 30-40 ft, everyone checked their bouyancy, and just a few needed extra weights. The dive was awesome full of playful juvenile sea lions. Even from the skiff we got good sea lion action. The beach was full of adults and juvenile sea lions and some elephant seals. Divers were so happy when they return to the boat. I heard one of them said that was the best dive of his life. Sea lions were very playful getting really close of the divers. Second dive more of the same, plus a big school of sardines in shallow waters and two horn sharks in the sea grass and more playful sea lions. We took some guests that just wanted to get close shore to take pictures from the skiff. Having lunch right now with two more dives to go. Looking forward at the end of the day to move to the south bay where some local fishermen told us that there is a lot a kelp and more seals and sea lions.

Capt. Vicente

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